Kurt Busch Dominates Infineon Raceway For First Win Of 2011

Kurt Busch may have missed out on his fourth consecutive pole this weekend at Infineon Raceway, but he was first to the checkered flag at the end of the day, scoring his first Sprint Cup Series victory of the season. Starting 11th, Busch made his way to the lead in only 14 laps and was hard to beat after that.

While others had to pit three times, Busch and crew chief Steve Addington used a two-stop strategy throughout the day and made it work. Leading 75 of the 110 laps, Busch put on a clinic as the rest of the field battled for the runner-up spot behind him.

"We just had to conserve our rear tires," Busch said. "That was the main setup and that was the main thought. Once we had enough fuel mileage to make it, I started to pick up my pace. We didn't want guys to think they had a shot at us and I was able to stretch it out."

Here is how they finished:

  1. Kurt Busch
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Clint Bowyer
  5. Marcos Ambrose
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Martin Truex Jr.
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Brad Keselowski
  11. Kyle Busch
  12. David Gilliland
  13. A.J. Allmendinger
  14. Matt Kenseth
  15. Jamie McMurray
  16. Regan Smith
  17. Paul Menard
  18. Robby Gordon
  19. Mark Martin
  20. Kasey Kahne
  21. Jeff Burton
  22. Juan Pablo Montoya
  23. Greg Biffle
  24. David Reutimann
  25. Ryan Newman
  26. Andy Pilgrim
  27. Chirs Cook
  28. Boris Said
  29. David Ragan
  30. Michael McDowell
  31. Dave Blaney
  32. Terry Labonte
  33. Brian Simo
  34. Casey Mears
  35. Andy Lally
  36. Brian Vickers
  37. Denny Hamlin
  38. Bobby Labonte
  39. Tony Stewart
  40. Joe Nemechek
  41. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  42. Mike Skinner
  43. PJ Jones
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